It’s been two years since we had our last fight. Although it wasn’t one of the most violent ones, it also wasn’t the least. The fear you swept right through me that night I’ll never forget. Panic. Terror. Dread. Those are the things I remember the most. You were very determined to ruin the tranquility I’dContinue reading “Dear Epilepsy…”
One moment is all it takes for your life to change. One moment is all it takes for your heart to break. In one moment, your mind painfully takes over. In one moment, your body seizes and loses control. Overtime, you’ll come to feel lonely and defeated. Overtime, you’ll regain some normalcy and hope. AndContinue reading “Monday Reflections: One Moment”
Epilepsy is much like the weather. It’s unpredictable and always changing. A sunny, 85 degree morning can quickly turn into a 58 degree with scattered thunderstorms afternoon. With epilepsy, you can never predict what will happen next. You prepare for a picnic. Lightning strikes, and you have to watch the latest documentary on Netflix. TheContinue reading “To my Game of Temporal Lobe Fam”
I’m participating in the Walk to END EPILEPSY, and I want to invite you to support me in helping raise funds for the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas. As a person living with epilepsy, this is a cause that is close to my heart. Epilepsy is the third most common neurological condition, and it affects moreContinue reading “Let’s Walk to END EPILEPSY!”
It’s been two years since I last saw my neurosurgeon. Two VERY long years. After my last visit, my doctor had me make my follow-up and MRI appointments in two years because everything was going according to plan. I was off my AEDs and had been seizure free for three years. He just wanted to makeContinue reading “Two years…”
Twenty-six people living ordinary lives. Some learning to walk for the very first time. Others with wrinkles around their eyes. All filled with dreams waiting to be realized. Then, one of those twenty-six is caught off guard. Their greens turned red. Their ups turned upside down. Their life taken away by a silent, electrical terrorist.Continue reading “Monday Reflections: One in twenty-six”
We’re a third of the way into the month so this post comes a little late, but late is better than never. November is National Epilepsy Awareness month, and this is our chance to share our story and educate others about seizures. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In the winter of 2009, I awoke to confusion as paremedics held anContinue reading “November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month: Ready to spread awareness?”
After three years, I never thought the monster would awaken. Twenty months ago, what I thought would never happen again did. With the simple passing of time, the tides rose to all-time high, and the storm struck violently once again.
I wake up to a sunrise, but inside it feels like a sunset. It’s not the soft, golden kind. It’s more of a melancholy blue. I said I wouldn’t let the monster in my head win, but some days the struggle is just so difficult.
My body rattles. My body shakes. The tongue is bitten. The tooth breaks. Unconscious monster has awoken. And I am here left broken. Were the last three years lost? Was surgery worth the cost? While there is hurt in my soul, I have not lost my goal. There is beauty in tears, And no reason forContinue reading “Epilepsy and Me”